Vast Majority of D.C. Voters Don’t Want D.C. Council to Shut Down i-71 Gifting Shops, Polling Finds

(Washington, D.C.) September 22, 2022 – The i-71 Committee releases new public opinion polling today that shows consensus support for i-71 gifting shops or “legacy operators” among D.C. voters. The research, conducted by renowned President Obama pollster Cornell Belcher’s brilliant corners Research & Strategies, between September 6th and September 12th, included 610 telephone interviews with […]

The i-71 Committee’s Official Statement Regarding ABRA’s

Announcement of a Joint Cannabis Task Force Initiative 71 created one of the most dynamic and racially diverse cannabis industries in the nation. The i-71 Committee is committed to continuing to work with the D.C. Council to build a pathway for social equity in our cannabis industry. The recent actions of ABRA and the abrupt […]

Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022

i-71 Committee  OFFICIAL PRESS STATEMENT  Executive Director, Grace Reeder We, the members of The i-71 Committee, are in full support of the legislation, the Medical Marijuana Self-Certification Emergency Amendment Act of 2022, being voted on by D.C. Council this Tuesday, allowing residents to self-certify their own eligibility for medical cannabis. Legacy Cannabis Business Owners Are […]

NAACP DC Branch Announcement

The NAACP DC Branch strongly opposes emergency legislation Medical Marijuana Patient Access Supplemental Extension and Civil Enforcement Emergency Amendment Act to impose civil penalties for Initiative 71 businesses.

Democratic-led Congress keeps ban on D.C. weed

Democrats may have control of Congress, but Washington, D.C. will not regain control of its weed industry this year. The District will have to wait at least one more year before it can tax and regulate an adult-use cannabis market, despite hopes that Democratic majorities in the House and Senate would lift the limitations placed […]

Congress keeps ban on legal D.C. marijuana sales in budget, despite Democratic control

In a major setback to D.C. leaders, Congress retained a provision preventing the city from commercializing marijuana in the omnibus spending package it unveiled Wednesday, dashing the city’s hopes for pushing through legislation to regulate recreational pot. The spending package also retained a long-standing rider — a type of restriction on how funds can be […]

D.C.’s Marijuana ‘Gifters’ Are Stepping Into The Political Arena

It had all the trappings of any Washington party thrown by a trade group: free drinks on a swanky rooftop bar with a view of the U.S. Capitol, plenty of networking, and a panel discussion. But the free marijuana handed out to guests at the end of the night was a hint this was something […]